Item - 2018.EX30.20

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on January 24, 2018 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

EX30.20 - Status Report of St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to continue due diligence activities and report to the Executive Committee meeting on  June 19, 2018 on a recommended course of action to secure a long-term viable future for the St. Hilda's Towers Inc. Dufferin and Vaughan Towers and the residents there.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 10, 2018) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, and the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Status Report of St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110718.pdf

EX30.20 - Status Report of St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
15 - Eglinton-Lawrence

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to continue due diligence activities and report to the June 19, 2018  Executive Committee on a recommended course of action to secure a long-term viable future for the St. Hilda's Towers Inc. Dufferin and Vaughan Towers and the residents there.

Origin

(January 10, 2018) Report from the Director of the Affordable Housing Office and the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

A Member's Motion adopted at the December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017 Council meeting requested that the Director, Affordable Housing Office and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to report to Executive Committee on January 24, 2018 on the results of due diligence in developing a plan to modernize the St. Hilda’s Vaughan and the Dufferin Towers.

 

The Dufferin and Vaughan Towers serve seniors and high needs clients in Ward 15. The two towers contain 314 units and are located at the corner of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West. A third tower located on the same property is owned by St. Hilda's Towers Lewis Garnsworthy Residence, a related entity to St. Hilda's Towers Inc.

 

There have been ongoing discussions with the Ministry of Housing and Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network on funding opportunities to undertake the modernization of the Dufferin and Vaughan Towers along with interim funding of $0.25 million from the City and $0.45 million from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network to allow both towers to continue operations and programs 

 

The City has retained ERA Architects to conduct due diligence work on the two towers and assist in the development of a modernization plan.

 

The purpose of this report is to update Council on the results of the due diligence to date and recommends continued work to be undertaken with a future report to the Executive Committee on June 19, 2018 recommending a course of action to secure a long-term viable future for the Dufferin and Vaughan Towers and its residents.

Background Information

(January 10, 2018) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, and the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Status Report of St. Hilda's Towers Seniors Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-110718.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council